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International Boxing Hall of Fame
The modern International Boxing Hall of Fame is located in Canastota, New York, United States, within driving distance from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the International Soccer Hall Of Fame in Oneonta.
However, in 1990, as a consequence of an initiative by Ed Brophy to honor Canastota's world boxing champions, Carmen Basilio and Basilio's nephew, Billy Backus, the city of Canastota inaugurated the new museum, which showcases boxing's rich history.
There are ceremonies conducted every year to honor the inductees and the ceremonies are attended by many former world boxing champions, boxing celebrities and Hollywood celebrities each year.
Professional boxers have to wait five years after retirement to be eligible for election into the Hall of Fame.
On January 6 2005, Bobby Chacon, Duilio Loi, Barry McGuigan and Terry Norris were announced as the next world champion boxers to be inducted. They headed a class that also included non-participants as well.
The hall of fame's current roster includes:
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